You’re free to ask questions in the volume one thread anyway.
You sure are! But, before you do, have a quick search to see if it’s already been answered. Go to the search button, click “search this topic” and put in the page number, “page 123” for example. Pretty much every single word and phrase of vol.1 has been discussed but, amazingly, people do still come up with new questions from time to time!
I just wanted to pop in here, as I just finished reading vol. 1 and absolutely loved every minute of it. It’s so heartwarming, charming and funny
I’m right there with you. Picked up the first four volumes on my trip to Tokyo last week, going to start them after I finish Genki II this summer.
Why not start now? I went through Genki 1, but never did 2, and am managing to get through the first volume. have done other stuff though. Just more spread out and random than a coursebook. So no real idea how I compare to a Genki II doer.
I do agree with what others say, in that it starts out harder at first, then gets easier. First section where they just moved, was a bit of a struggle. But when the random girl says hi, and when Yotsuba doesn’t know how swings work, were much easier. (That’s as far as I’ve gotten) So, if you do decide to give it a go, don’t let the first dozen or so pages discourage you. Almost gave up myself, but glad I’m sticking with it now.
Thank you for your input! I’ve been thinking about starting it anyway and I still may, so it’s good to hear it’s manageable for someone who stopped Genki around Genki I. My main concern is I have an extremely limited amount of study/pleasure time, and I’m on a roll with my course book studies. I figured if I could get through Genki II that would be a better point to branch off into native materials. It’s definitely difficult finding a balance between “pleasurable” and “productive”!
No pause this time, we are starting Volume 8 this week!
(Great for me anyway… I go through Ikebukuro at least twice a week… and great for anyone in Tokyo in April!)
Think it’s now down to you to go in our stead.
Take some pictures!
Will do… if I’m allowed!